Decoding clover DNA leads to better livestock productivity

Annual clover genome may aid breeding programs for other important forage legumes like white and red clovers and alfalfa.

Researchers in Western Australia and Japan have together cracked the genome sequence of the subterranean (sub) clover.

The project — led by The University of Western Australia (UWA), in collaboration with the Western Australia Department of Agriculture & Food; Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, and the Kazusa DNA Research Institute in Japan — has the potential to revolutionize the development of new and improved forage legumes, according to an announcement.

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